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#3131113 French Update

Posted by wackojacko on Yesterday, 07:51 AM

If Gigot continues like that, you've got a full pro squad playing in the right positions. Obviously in two years you could see big changes but it could look something like this:






















Also, Maxime Herold from Limoux and briefly of London Broncos is off to play Canberra Cup.

#3130271 State of Origin Game 1 (Spoilers)

Posted by wackojacko on 27 May 2015 - 12:13 PM

That was such a dull second half. Gimme international RL anyday.

#3130262 State of Origin Game 1 (Spoilers)

Posted by wackojacko on 27 May 2015 - 12:09 PM

Hodges is a #####.

#3128954 Lega IRFL (Italy) - explanation & open invite to other players

Posted by wackojacko on 25 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

I agree that they are doing more to promote the sport but all official statements seem to suggest they would be doing this under the FIR, a union body. In any case, I don't think having a single governing body for two different sports is at all a good idea. This is where the RLIF need to be fighting to get recognition.

#3126978 Gadwin Springer

Posted by wackojacko on 22 May 2015 - 11:46 AM

Losing Pelissier to union would be a travesty.

#3125411 Jouffret and Sigismeau to Whitehaven

Posted by wackojacko on 19 May 2015 - 06:38 PM

Whitehaven have signed St. Esteve's (Cats reserve) stand-off Louis Jouffret (formerly of Warrington U19s) and winger Jordan Sigismeau bringing it to 10 French pro/semi-pros in England.

#3117850 Lega IRFL (Italy) - explanation & open invite to other players

Posted by wackojacko on 06 May 2015 - 11:10 AM

RLIF Statement regarding Rugby League in Italy

The Rugby League International Federation has today (May 6th 2015) issued the following statement concerning Italian rugby league:

"On 14 April 2015 the Italian rugby union (FIR) issued its communique 'no. 7' which indicated that an association named Lega Italia Rugby Football League (LIRFL) has been appointed to administer rugby league and rugby league 9s under the aegis of FIR.

"The RLIF categorically rejects any infringement on the sovereignty of rugby league and consequently considers FIR's action to be illegitimate. The RLIF has sole responsibility for setting rugby league's universal standards, laws, regulations and practices, which are disseminated through its regional confederations and members. In Italy the sole legitimate authority for rugby league is the Federazione Italiana Rugby League.

"FIR has no jurisdiction over rugby league and the RLIF has written to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), FIR and World Rugby to confirm these facts. The body known as LIRFL is a rugby union entity without legitimacy, authority or credibility in the rugby league community."

#3117806 Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

Posted by wackojacko on 06 May 2015 - 10:11 AM

According to Everything Rugby League:


Breaking News: Canadian Team all but confirmed to play in England Rugby League. A delegation will travel from Canada shortly to meet with the RFL to dot the i's and cross the t's but they're confident that they have met the majority of funding criteria required. The team will be based out of Toronto.

#3114932 Rugby League at the Olympic Stadium London

Posted by wackojacko on 01 May 2015 - 02:30 PM

15,000 sold thus far.

#3113386 England V France 24th October LSV

Posted by wackojacko on 28 April 2015 - 06:09 PM

I`m sure the tiny 12000 capacity would be more than adequate for any England v France fixture in the considerable future or past.


That wasn't really my point nor do I actually agree with it but what I meant was that 10K at Leigh is not going to impress anyone, certainly any more than 8K at Bristol, which would do a hell of a lot more to introduce the game to new people. Leythers have plenty of opportunities to see high quality rugby right on their doorstep, Bristolians (or wherever else away from the M62) don't.

#3112527 England V France 24th October LSV

Posted by wackojacko on 27 April 2015 - 08:22 AM

England's warm-up for the series against New Zealand is a test against the French at Leigh. Tickets on sale and pretty cheap. Shame they didn't use this as an opportunity to spread the game.



#3111897 French Update

Posted by wackojacko on 25 April 2015 - 09:01 PM

Do you live over here wackojacko or just visiting?  I tried to make the Villeneuve Minervois - Paris semi final but got lost!


Live in Pau atm so travelling to a few games, saw the Chevaliers Cathars and planning to make it to Perpignan for the Wigan match in a month's time.


Two good matches today in a nice atmosphere, Carcassonne clearly wanted it more and walked over St Esteve but Lezignan - Toulouse went down to the wire with a Jonathan Ford drop goal right on the hooter sending TO through. He must be the tallest half playing, was the tallest player on the pitch today.

#3111035 Serbia Rugby League (Merged threads)

Posted by wackojacko on 24 April 2015 - 12:07 PM

Matt Bowen's out in Serbia promoting the School's Rugby League Programme, with some support from the Australian Embassy. Good to hear.



#3111016 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by wackojacko on 24 April 2015 - 11:47 AM

Now let's see what David Collier can do.

#3107433 French Update

Posted by wackojacko on 17 April 2015 - 01:54 PM

Looks like a fair few of the St. Esteve guys could be getting more SL game time. Stan Robin will take EscarĂ©'s place, Fouad Yaha (big young winger) could get a game and, all this according to l'Independant, Frayssinous has 'called on' Joan Guasch, Ugo Perez, Jordan Sigismeau and Gadwin Springer (bit vague that bit though).  Edit: Yaha and Springer have made the 19.



Tony Gigot could also be going back to Cats; he and his agent met with them on Wednesday.